I’m not known for being able to travel light. Yet equally, I hate handing over cash to companies unnecessarily and love avoiding tedious queues to collect bags. Here are my tips to squidge a week or two’s worth of holiday luggage into a teeny carry-on bag. This works best for beach holidays – any trip requiring a...
I’ve recently started to look at buying a flat in London, but with the prices, it’s tough. We thought that we might need to consider compromising. But how far will we go to get our own place? Scrap the garden? Live miles from a station? Live in a murderer’s home? Yes, I said murderer’s home. Would we...
They say university is the beginning of your adulthood, but I beg to differ. Student life – I’m sure I’m not the only one who found this – was somewhat sheltered. Don’t get me wrong, it was the best time of my life. But did it prepare me for life itself? Not so much. I should have...
MoneySavingExpert.com is aimed at helping people from all walks of life to save money, no matter how large or small the pot. But the most extreme form of poverty – homelessness – is sadly something that’s desperately difficult to solve. It’s a painful social and economic issue. Hundreds in London sleep rough every night, and many more...
Whenever I tell anyone we’re going on a 24-hour road trip to visit family in Poland, I always encounter the same confused look and the same question: “Why not get a plane?” It’s simpler than flying, and filling up on diesel as we cross Europe is often cheaper than buying air fares for four people. But our...
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